Plan Your Visit

With more animals than anywhere else in West Texas, you're in for a real WILD day at the Abilene Zoo

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall It's always a good time to visit the Abilene Zoo

We are open 362 days of the year, only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Keeper Chats

Every day at the zoo you can catch a Keeper Chat at 11 am – and it’s all included with your admission!  On weekends we have a special 2 pm Keeper Chat for double the fun. Check out our Keeper Chats schedule and plan your visit!

Check out the schedule here!

Have you ever fed a Giraffe?

Our Giraffe Feeding Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close with majestic reticulated giraffe and their purple tongues as they grasp fresh lettuce from your hands. At only $5, this experience is a must-do at the Abilene Zoo. Want to get closer? Check out our VIP Tours and Events for wild experiences you’ll never forget.

  • $5.00
  • Buy a ZooMore Pass and your Giraffe Feeding Experience is included!
Meet our Herd! ZooMore Pass

Do more & save more with the ZooMore Pass!

Riding the train, catching the carousel, and feeding the giraffe – You can do it all with the ZooMore Pass. Admission is included in this savings bundle.

Child – $12.99

Adult – $15.99

Senior – $14.99

Purchase a ZooMore Pass Join the Pride

General Admission

  • Child – $7.00
  • Adult – $10.00
  • Senior – $9.00
Purchase Admission Tickets

Wild Attractions

A day at the zoo isn't complete without a ride on the Safari Express. Find the Train Depot on our zoo map and climb aboard.

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So much more to do!

Plan your visit to the zoo to see animals and do so much more!

First, take the train ride! One top zoo fan said, “The train ride is great to get your directions sorted and get a quick glance into the layout.” Then you can climb aboard the Wild Life Carousel to go for a wild spin! You can also dig deep at the Kilimanjaro Mining Sluice!

There is even more fun to be had at Nelson Lake, where you can take a beautiful ride on the Swan Boats! Step inside our wind tunnel called the Hurricane Machine. Capture fun times at the photo booth! Plus, you can feed the fish and the ducks in Nelson Lake!

“The train ride is great to get your directions sorted and get a quick glance into the layout.”

Remember to take a souvenir home that you can buy in our Gift Shop. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate. Please remember, all experiences are weather-dependent. Swan boats and mining season is March through October. Come to the Abilene Zoo and make lasting memories during your zoo visit!


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Meet the animals of Africa

Learn more about magestic animals such as lions, zebra, rhinos, and more.

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